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Profiles

  • N.N. (c.690 - d.)
  • Manyanh, {Fictitious} (c.616 - c.622)
    "Genealogical accounts which attempt to connect Empress Gregoria to the royal Sassanid dynasty of Persia are spurious and based on no factual evidence. These name her as daughter of the emperor Shah-Va...
  • Haskuldr / Askold (c.840 - 882)
    Based on Writings By Yekaterina II, Russian ruler. ("Сочинения императрицы Екатерины II") She writes, that Efanda from first marriage had a son Askold, who was a ruler of Kiev in 868-883. ... In Russ...
  • Sveinn Eiriksson, {Unsourced} (c.920 - d.)
    Sweno Eiriksson born about 0826 father: Eirik Ragnarsson born 0788 Denmark children: Ragnald Swenosson born about 0856

Many invented and fictional people have been inserted into genealogical collections, generally as part of an attempt to fill in the blanks, but also to connect cultures and justify claims to an ancient history.

Profiles for invented and fictional people often become battleground among genealogists.

Purpose

This project collects and identifies people for whom no historical evidence exists.

Categories

  • Arthurian Fiction - people who are medieval inventions from the many stories of Arthurian romance.
  • Early Flemish Genealogy - medieval fictions in in Flanders and surrounding areas.
  • Early Frisian Genealogy - medieval fictions in Holland and surrounding areas.
  • Frankish Fiction - people who are the invention of medieval Frankish chronicles.
  • Greek Mythology - characters from Greek mythology. These will often, but not always, overlap Roman mythology.
  • Irish Fiction - characters from Irish mythology, including the Lebor Gabála Érenn.
  • Mabinogion
  • Modern Fiction - people who appear to have been invented in the 19th and 20th centuries, including those invented by genealogical forgers and con men.
  • Norse Mythology - characters from Norse (Scandinavian) mythology.
  • Odin's Kin - descents from the Norse and Germanic god Odin or Woden.
  • Roman Mythology - characters from Rome mythology. These will often, but not always, overlap Greek mythology.
  • Shakespeare's History - genealogy in William Shakespeare's plays.
  • Welsh Mythology - characters from Welsh mythology.

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